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Revitalizing the Main Street, Revitalizing the Community – A Couple Drives Investment in Their Rural Oklahoma Hometown – How About Your Home Town? MEDA Can Help.

Phillipsburg, montana

“Everyone needs to consider what they want their legacy to be and a lot of people don’t think about that at all – that you want your life to count for something,”

What started as a nostalgic retreat for a married couple back in their hometown turned into a multi-pronged investment in the community.
Years ago, after the couple had moved away, they visited and drove through the town. To Richard’s surprise, Mo joked about investing in the community. Later, though, Richard had a chance to buy some property in town, which he did, turning it into a home away from home.

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The Montana Main Street Planning and Project Grant is Now Open!
The application cycle for the Montana Main Street Planning and Project Grant is now open for
Montana Main Street member communities. The deadline to apply is December 9, 2021.

Grants are available for Montana Main Street member communities for comprehensive
revitalization projects; this includes planning activities like a downtown master plan and project
activities like seed money to implement a façade improvement program.

The Montana Main Street Planning and Project Grant application and further information on the
program can be found at: https://comdev.mt.gov/ProgramsandBoards/MontanaMainStreet
Program/.

If Montana Main Street member communities have questions about potential projects, please
contact the Community Development Division at 406.841.2770 or [email protected]
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Philipsburg, Montana named among best places to live by Men’s Journal – “Liveliest Ghost Town in the West!”

“Tucked in the Rocky Mountains between Missoula and Butte, with a ski area down the road, superb trout fishing right in town, and a complete absence of chain stores, Philipsburg is an off-the-grid paradise.

Winifred, Montana community is enjoying school upgrades and more opportunities

Thanks to a big donation from Winifred native Norm Asbjornson, Winifred schools is expanding its opportunities for students and adding a lot more classes in the future. They have plans to add a greenhouse, a welding shop, more trades classes, and many other options as well.

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